Planned water pipe replacement will impact Herndon Parkway traffic

An overhead map shows where a pipe will be replaced on Herndon Parkway (via Town of Herndon)

An aqueduct replacement project could reduce Herndon Parkway to one lane in each direction or require a detour, the city of Herndon says.

The city council held a working session on Tuesday (January 4th) in support of the nearly $ 299,000 project that will affect the Parkway between Elden and Grove Streets. Cost includes the option for a 10% contingency of $ 29,895.

The city expects further information on plans for traffic diversion after a preliminary building meeting.

Construction could start in late winter or spring. The contract calls for the project to be completed within six months of an announcement, but the city’s public works office expects it to be completed much sooner.

“[The] Number of days selected for the contract was a potential material shortage, ”said a DPW employee in an email.

The project involves replacing approximately 700 feet of PVC pipe with ductile iron pipes. The city’s water supply is unlikely to be affected, according to the city.

City spokeswoman Anne Curtis said in an email that due to age and material type, the project was necessary to fix a broken water pipe.

The recipient of the order, Franco’s Liberty Bridge Inc. of Clinton, Maryland, received the lowest bid. Other bids ranged from $ 467,825 to $ 1.84 million.

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